Affordable Housing In La Paz County
5 Low Income Apartment Communities In La Paz County
Guide To Affordable Housing in La Paz County, Arizona
There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 152 affordable apartments for rent in La Paz County, Arizona.
Income Based Apartments in La Paz County, Arizona
La Paz County features 0 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
Low Rent Apartments in La Paz County, Arizona
There are 152 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in La Paz County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in La Paz County, Arizona
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay La Paz County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in La Paz County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in La Paz County, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $857 and $1,047.
2021 La Paz County, Arizona Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards
Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.
|Studio||One BR||Two BR||Three BR||Four BR|
|La Paz County, Arizona Fair Market Rent||$643||$722||$952||$1,292||$1,334|
|La Paz County, Arizona Payment Standard Range||$579 to $707||$650 to $794||$857 to $1,047||$1,163 to $1,421||$1,201 to $1,467|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
La Paz County, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||5|
|Total Low Income Apartments||152|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||0|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||25.55%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.24|
|Average Household Size||2.14|
|Median Household Income||$34,466 ±$4,358|
|Median Rent||$592 ±$82|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||27.75% ± 6.29pp|
Population and Household Demographics
La Paz County is a county in Arizona with a population of 20,335. There are 9,365 households in the county with an average household size of 2.14 persons. 25.55% of households in La Paz County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in La Paz County
The median gross income for households in La Paz County is $34,466 a year, or $2,872 a month. The median rent for the county is $592 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In La Paz County, a household making less than $1,973 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.75% of households who rent are overburdened in La Paz County.
Area Median Income In La Paz County
Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.
In La Paz County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,700
Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.
Rental Assistance in La Paz County
Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.
Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in La Paz County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the La Paz County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the La Paz County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the La Paz County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.